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Bachelor's programme: International Business

Objectives of study and perspectives

The Bachelor degree course “International Business” is an internationally and practically oriented business and management programme with an integrated stay abroad. The objective of study is to attain a professionally qualifying academic degree. Future executives at an international level acquire the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the framework of international business

  • Mastery of practice-related economic methods and instruments to solve international management tasks

  • Negotiation skills and a very good command of several foreign languages

  • Professional experience abroad within the framework of an internship abroad and

  • Understanding of foreign socio-economic and socio-cultural environments.

This course, which addresses manifold career possibilities, is the basis for an ensuing professional activity that demands a wide-ranging basic education with exemplary deepening. With its modularised structure, the programme is adapted to this objective. Students gain specialist knowledge as well as specific methodical and intercultural competence, thus acquiring the capability to think and work independently.

Why IB at the HTW?

Foreign languages

Because of the international orientation of the degree course “International Business”, training in foreign languages is essential besides acquiring specialist business knowledge. During the course, you will enhance your language skills in two foreign languages. With English as the first foreign language, you can either select French or Spanish as your second foreign language. For the successful completion of the Bachelor study programme "International Business", the applicants need a very good command of English as well as foreign language competence in Spanish at A2-Level or in French at B1-Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

No matter if you decide for Spanish or French as the second foreign language with the first foreign language English, it is our aim to prepare you well for your obligatory stay abroad and your international career. In particular, learning and deepening business vocabulary is very important in order to be enabled to act internationally and self-confidently at a C2 level.

The well-equipped language lab provides many possibilities to deepen your knowledge.

Stays abroad

The development of the student’s international experience is a central concern of this degree course. For this reason, an obligatory year abroad during the 5th and 6th semester is integrated into the course of study. On the one hand, students deepen their acquired knowledge in their 5th semester at one of our numerous partner universities abroad. On the other hand, students apply and develop their knowledge within an internship in the 6th semester at an international enterprise. During this time abroad, students gain intercultural experience that enormously upgrades a curriculum vitae.


The degree course “International Business” has been accredited since 27 September 2004. This accreditation does not only ensure the high quality of the study programme but also the worldwide recognition of this Bachelor degree.


HTW Dresden

Most of all, small study groups of about 40 students provide best conditions for a maximum learning quality and a very good relationship between students and professors. In addition, the HTW Dresden is equipped with a comprehensive library, an integrated language lab, modern technical equipment and competent lecturers. These features contribute to shaping a positive atmosphere of study. The university is centrally situated near the main station (Hauptbahnhof Dresden) and can easily be reached by public transport. There are also well-equipped students’ hostels in the immediate vicinity of the university.


Dresden, as the capital of Saxony, is a very favourable city in the east of Germany. Particularly for students it is not only a very affordable city, but also a very attractive cultural, political and economic place of study.

Dresden is an attractive business area. It attracts renowned companies like Volkswagen AG, EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke or Feldschlösschen AG due to its modern infrastructure and its location in the heart of Saxony and vicinity to the Eastern European countries.

Last changed: 06.02.2018